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Stay Safe and Designate Your Driver on New Year’s Eve

The holiday season always brings increased law enforcement on the roads. With many people traveling out of town or attending parties and gatherings that typically involve drinking, Atlanta DUI attorney Mickey Roberts reminds everyone to plan a safe New Year’s Eve and to keep Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance campaign in mind to avoid a DUI. Operation Zero Tolerance organizes concentrated patrols and sobriety checkpoints to target drunk drivers.

zero tolerance georgiaAccording to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 1,119 alcohol-related crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day last year, resulting in 679 injuries and 20 fatalities. Georgia State Patrol will be out full force on the roads with the possibility of checkpoints at busy spots or roads where accidents commonly occur.

As seen in previous traffic DUI blogs, Mickey’s 4 simple rules can help drivers avoid incriminating themselves during field sobriety tests or verbal interrogations at these checkpoints or if they are pulled over. While Operation Zero Tolerance occurs throughout the year, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety uses this holiday season to remind drivers how dangerous impaired driving can be. It is vital to choose an experienced and qualified attorney with a solid track record who can defend you if you are charged with any traffic violations.

If you insist on drinking, it is imperative to plan your travel alternatives and be wise about alcohol consumption.  Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your keys at home or with your driver. If you do not have a designated driver, be sure to take advantage of ride programs, use public transportation, or hire a cab. Like many states, Georgia offers free resources to help people find safe rides on New Year’s Eve sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Other organizations, such as AAA also offers their Tow to Go program where anyone, AAA member or not, can receive a ride within a 10-mile radius that brings both the driver and his/her vehicle home safely.

Attorney Mickey Roberts urges all drivers to drive carefully and make wise decisions especially during the holiday season with heightened police enforcement. If you are arrested for DUI or other traffic violations, contact Mr. GaDUI today. Also be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more traffic law updates and news.

Holidays Bring Increased DUI Enforcement

In the midst of the holiday season filled with friends, family, food and parties, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities. Since holiday parties typically involve drinking, Atlanta DUI defense attorney Mickey Roberts wants to remind everyone that law enforcement will be out in full force on the roads, stopping drivers for suspected DUI as part of Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance campaign.

Being charged with a DUI can be difficult since, without the proper representation, it can lead to an unfortunate outcome. As seen in previous blogs, the 4 simple rules can help drivers avoid incriminating themselves during field sobriety tests or verbal interrogations. Of course a qualified attorney can defend you if you are charged with any violations, but it is best to avoid the situation altogether, especially during the holidays. Holidays Bring Increased DUI Enforcement in Metro Atlanta GA

According to the latest statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,597 people were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. during December 2010. 775 of those vehicular homicide cases involved alcohol-impaired drivers. If you insist on drinking, then set up other travel alternatives and be wise about consumption so you can be sober once you get ready to leave.  Drink in moderation and eat enough food since the consumption of food will delay the absorption of alcohol so the alcohol can be processed over a longer period of time. However, keep in mind that alcohol metabolism is a complex process that is dependent on many factors such as a person’s gender, body weight, and hydration.

Like many states, Georgia will offer free sober rides on New Year’s Eve sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Other organizations, such as AAA will also offer designated driving services. With the heightened enforcement and zero tolerance, drivers should never take any chances. If you do not have a designated driver, be sure to take advantage of ride programs, use public transportation, or hire a cab to take you home safely.

Attorney Mickey Roberts has seen many drivers’ holidays take an unfortunate turn due to drunk driving or vehicular homicide charges. He urges all drivers to drive carefully and make wise decisions to avoid being arrested for DUI. If you have been arrested for DUI or other violations, contact Mr. GaDUI today. Also be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more traffic law updates and news.

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The above information is intended to help educate members of the Georgia motoring public as to their rights under the law and to assist presumptively innocent citizens in properly asserting those rights. Information within this site should not be misconstrued as legal advice.
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